This work is a study of how nature and power rhyme. It is a glimpse into my world of candy-colored sensual puzzles displayed on high gloss aluminum. Can I draw you in closer to feel comforted yet disturbed? Is this science fiction? Science illustration? The viewer is pulled in to play and explore…. and wonder if these are mirrors.
This work is digital…. I use CAD [computer-aided-design] software for geometrical elements, fractal software for patterns, painting software for digital airbrush & air erasure and digital photography to show you my world. The mandalas are built up using [up to 27 so far] transparent layers. Sometimes after they are compressed, I wrap them around figures and build up 15 to 20 additional transparent layers. Their skin is my canvas and the viewer struggles to determine if they’re photographs of tattoos, painted figures or something else. Some of the work is printed on high gloss aluminum, some printed on metallic film and bonded to the reverse side of clear plexiglas. Craftsmanship counts.